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I took a drive to the other side of town (relative to where I live). These photographs are taken in the Saumarez Ponds area, west of Armidale.
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The Old Dumaresq Railway Station. This station, and those north of it, aren’t in use these days. The trains stop at Armidale. There is a movement to try and get freight back on the tracks running all the way up to the Queensland border.
The station is, essentially, in the middle of nowhere. This shot tries to illustrate that the station is in the midst of paddocks.
An old, unoccupied house near to Dumaresq Station.
Saumarez Creek with water in it, albeit not much of a flow.
Near the creek, an old power pole. I had thought it to be an old telephone pole, but I think the insulators are more power-line-like.
The old, used once a month, St. Nicholas Anglican Church. Again, I’m trying to illustrate that the church in in the middle of paddocks. It was founded in 1863 so would have served the neighbouring farms. Note that the church sign is the same shape as the church frontage (I, at least, take that as somebody’s sense of humour - of sorts).